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for your report. there is so much we don't know about egyptian president mohammed morsi but my next guest actually interviewed him last year while studying the muslim brotherhood. he is a next generation fellow with the washington institute for near east policy. and, eric, are you surprised by what you see going on right now based on what you know of president morsi? >> thanks for having me. i'm not surprised at all. i mean mohammed morsi, first of all, comes from an organization that is very dictatorial. that is an organization that takes five to eight years to join and as part of that five to eight-year process the brotherhood tries to weed t anyone who disagrees with it. this is reay organization that doesn't embryce pluralism. what i learned about mohammad morsi in the course of studying him, before becomes the president of egypt he was the muslim brotherhood's internal enforcer. in other words he was the one responsible for pushing people who disagreed with some of the organization's ideas or disagreed with some of its tactics he was responsible for pushing them out. this is someone
in tahrir square protesting moves by egypt's president mohammed morsi and many calling for his downfall. the protests were reminiscent of those that helped to fall hosni mubarak two years ago. a couple differences to keep in mind. this president was democratically elected by 52% of the vote. so hh does have some legitima. he still has some popular support. we're likely to see the muslim brotherhood come out in force on saturday. we haven't seen them come out and test his popular appeal. the president has not made any moves towards compromise. he apprs to be just waiting it out hping these demonstrators will go home. on the other side opposition leaders say they won't talk to the president, no negotiation until he has a total backdown. they want him to completely withdraw his decree before there are any talks. so right now chance of compromise looks slim whil both sides continue to marshal their forces on the streets. melissa. back to you. report.: thanks for at word is that the islamic president morsi will addressee egypt tomorrow on his latest decree. protests in the egyptian constitut
to recognize palestinian statehood. this as violent riots in egypt continue as president mohammed morsi addressed the nation today to try to explain his rationale for morphing into a dictator basically. here's the thing. last week morsi secured a agreement from the international monetary fund for $4 billion in loans. it was a signal that egypt was ready to tackle to economic reform. u.s. pays billions to imf fund and i'm not sure why we should contribute to the loan. joining me is the author of the battle over islam. before we talk about egypt, get you to react to the vote in the u.n. on palestine. tell me what it means? >> if anything the timing is really bizarre, melissa. the u.n. proving how out of touch it is. hamas claiming supposedly victory when israeli finally responded appropriately to having missiles thrown at it for months of the president of egypt claiming egypt was terrorist state and claiming he brought these. state leadership in egypt but claiming regional egypt. israel is having to recognize a state-run by aterrorist organization that the united states will not even reco
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